ground leave

1) This is a rare phrase in the documents consulted, but it provides early evidence of a freedom granted to colliers to stack coals on the surface.

1659 with free liberty … to digge, delve, make and sinke … pittes … togather with free and sufficient grounde leave for the layeinge of all such Coales as shall … be ther had or wrought, Wibsey. It can be compared with ‘way leave’.

places Wibsey
dates 1659

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